The ideal tool for multimedia : N14X – Intel Atom x5-Z8300 from Ctroniq

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Even if there are not really bad choices in laptops anymore, it is important to know that some models are more intended for multimedia, and others more for games.Some computers have power, others have more basic features.From basic use (the Web, and e-mail) to online gaming with powerful machines.
This article is therefore composed according to functions; What is the purpose of this model?

N14X adapted to surf the internet?

Even if your use is limited to surfing the Web, writing e-mails and sometimes using an Excel spreadsheet, the minimum computer quality is essential.This laptop will ensure that the tasks you perform will be reliable and trouble-free for years to come.A fairly powerful multi-processor, but one that won’t require you to take out a credit to pay for it.You only have to take it in your hand to see that the material is of quality.
A laptop that meets all the requirements! This is what the N14X from Ctroniq seems to be.
This model is a mid-range model with a screen size of 14.1 inches. Easy to take along from time to time. It N14X comes standard with a touch screen; one more argument if you are not a regular mouse user, or if you don’t have a space available. The materials here are of such a high standard that they will last for many years. Knowing that the visible parts are generally less important than the internal components of the computer, we can guess that a lot of care Ctroniq has been taken in the overall design of this model.
With a processor Intel Atom x5-Z8300, Ctroniq offers an already outdated technology. A technical choice to reduce the final price of the laptop. The compromise could be on a model with a smaller screen size but with a better processor. So certainly, with this laptop you have enough resources for internet surfing and word processing, but you may have to change it in less than 5 years. With less than a 4 Gb of RAM, it N14X is a fair one. Chances are you’ll have to add some memory over time. Thanks to this, the laptop will allow a more fluid navigation.
Most other competing computers have more storage space. If you want to have your holiday photos locally, you’ll soon reach the limit of 32 Gb. Not prohibitive in your daily use, but annoying; If you are used to consuming space, think about having a large USB key or external hard drive near you.
In the end, with an autonomy of 8 hours, you won’t have too much time to surf the web. It is in the average range of what is done with today’s battery technology. It would be more interesting for the same price, to buy a desktop or a tablet, more powerful on the part autonomy and web surfing.

The N14X- the right model for streaming and videos ?

The N14X will now allow you to go beyond the exclusive use for work and will also serve as a tool for digital entertainment. A blend of your TV, stereo and media players in one machine. And to put it simply, this model is clearly one of the best in its category for watching videos or listening to music. A quality of image and sound that allows it to achieve an excellent score in this category.
The computer proposed by Ctroniqis of average size. With its 14.1 inches and resolution of 1280×720, it can be suitable for a lot of uses including watching films. The image quality is bright and colorful, and provides an immersive experience. In conclusion, it is a well-balanced product that allows the films to be viewed correctly; and with a contained weight of 1.9 kg, it is easily transportable.
Like the majority of the laptops screen on the market, this model is equipped with the glossy finish.  Ctroniq is primarily intended for film lovers the N14X. Taking full advantage of the backlighting, this tile benefits from the glossy coating which offers more contrasts. Also note that potentially this screen will be more stressful to the eyes, after 2-3 hours of use in a row.
For the sound part, the N14X is equipped with a correct sound card and speakers. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. Even if it does well, this laptop will not be able to compete with a good hi-fi system. In short, it is relevant here to consider buying additional speakers if you are very sensitive to the quality of this function.
Obsolescence has already striken this laptop, equipped with a processor Intel Atom x5-Z8300 that is several years old now. As a result, in the important calculation phase, it may be a little brighter, and will consume more energy. However, as long as you only run one application at a time, it may be enough.
Equipped with the Intel UHD Graphics 620 graphic card, and with 4 Gb of RAM, you will be able to see your movies and even do photo editing if needed. Sufficient for the majority of you, this will not be the case for those who want to make 3D images.
On the connectivity side, you will have 3 ports. This is standard compared to computers currently available on the market.Just what you need to connect your mouse, speakers and other USB keys.
As for battery life, it N14X can allow you to have a multimedia use in nomadic mode. Ctroniq promises 8 hours of battery life; that’s about average. 

The N14X- the right model to stay connected while travelling ?

Easier to transport than a desktop computer, it is not intended for travelling. This seems to be the issue that the Ctroniq didn’t really take into account in the design of this N14X. Difficult to store in a suitcase, not very suitable for transport, tests have shown that this laptop will be more in its element for very exceptional trips.
Reserve its use at home, between your living room and your bedroom.
It N14X weights 1.9 Kg which makes it a computer in the average of its category. You can transport it easily, without too much effort. On your lap, this laptop holds well, and the size of the screen and the base remain acceptable. One of the reasons is its 14.1 inches screen.
This N14X is convenient with its touch screen that frees you from the mouse. A few finger pinches to zoom in, side slides to test the comfort of use. It’s up to you to make accurate navigational selections.
No backlit keyboard on this N14X. But, unless you work in the dark, you won’t see the point.
This model is supplied with a shiny slab. A beautiful screen and quality images. The disadvantage will come in the event of using it outdoors with a lot of light.
This model does not have a matt or anti-reflective tile. You will have to limit uses when the sun is too bright.
The processor Intel Atom x5-Z8300 is inferior to other competitive products.
Note that like all manufacturers, Ctroniq is optimistic about the autonomy of this N14X. You will need to expect 2/3 of this estimate for standard use; if you push the processor, the number will drop a little more.
Concerning the battery part, the autonomy is correct with 8 hours before the breakdown.
In order to speed up booting up and calculations, this laptop is equipped with a hard drive type SSD of 32 Gb. The induced advantage here is the absence of latencies, especially in the recovery phase after a standby or due to prolonged inactivity.With SSD technology, however, you benefit from a considerable improvement in the time it takes your notebook to start up and get out of standby mode.And if you absolutely need more storage, you can buy an external drive, or take out a cloud account.
With this model, Ctroniq definitely designed a computer easily transportable, but not too small. Because of its size, 14.1 inches this laptop represents a good compromise.
This N14X allows external elements to be associated via 3 connectors. This is roughly equivalent to what the competition is offering.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
Because of all these elements, we do not recommend this N14X for travel use.

The N14X for audio or video editing ?

The use of a laptop for audio or video editing requires a high-performance product. Clearly, this N14Xcorresponds perfectly to the need related to this use. With these components, Ctroniq puts at your disposal a laptop whose computing speed has been improved since the last generation. This laptop will facilitate multitasking, and you will be able to simultaneously run applications such as Photoshop, Magix Video or Vegas pro with an operating Windows 10 system.
It’s going to be a little harder on this model than on some of the other competitors. You can always try to do video editing with the processor Intel Atom x5-Z8300. You’ll soon discover that the processor lacks power and memory.
Even if this corresponds to quality components, Ctroniq made the choice to put only one SSD. However, for audiovisual use, we would have preferred a dual-disk system: a large-capacity hard disk for backup, and an SSD for speed of execution. The N14X has only got one, with total 32 Gb storage for your movies and music. It is nevertheless one of the good laptops in terms of storage, compared to its competitors.
As far as autonomy is concerned, it’s not extraordinary. For 8 hours of autonomy, you have a little time to work on your edits. However, it’s still a decent average range.
For the connector part, the N14Xhas the USB3 format. An interesting format for transfers when you want to move your large audio-video files. This standard allows transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbit per second, about ten times faster than USB 2.0.
With the N14X, you’re moving towards a very good product. Audio and video editing will be easier than ever. And at a price that is well ranked.

The N14X for online or local games.

Today’s most popular gaming titles require performance and can take up huge amounts of storage space: this laptop meets both of these requirements. Until recently, with rare exceptions, only desktop computers could be used. Ctroniq has installed the components that make it a formidable tool for gaming, with fluidity of the image and excellent display speed.
Provided with a resolution of 1280×720, this model is unfortunately much less equipped than its competitors. In fact, the game phases will present lower quality images.
The technological evolution being wha it is, this model does much less than many other laptops. Ideal for old design games, it has difficulty restoring the images and colors of the latest online games. Finally, if you want to play often, we recommend a model with more power.
For most games, this model will be suitable for gaming mode. A good compromise that justifies the choice of this model.
Besides the amount of storage space is clearly insufficient.With 32 Gb it N14Xis below the average of the other laptops of the moment.
For Wi-Fi technology, Ctroniq decided to make the use of the 5GHz wireless band possible. More speed for those living in full Wi-Fi areas.
As far as space requirements are concerned, this computer weighs 1.9 Kg and is 14.1 inches sized; it is in the average range of other laptops.
Please note that with an autonomy of 8 hours, you will have enough time to play video games requiring few resources.
In summary, an excellent machine, whether for the graphics, the processor, or the acceptable weight, this N14X is an excellent choice for video game use. In addition, it is good value for money compared to competitors. The right tool for maximum performance!

The N14X for office automation.

Which operating system to choose? In fact, there are no bad choices any more today. For those of you who are users of specific operating systems, your choice will probably not head towards this model. Perfectly office oriented, this N14X is efficient.
Customary of this OS, Ctroniq has chosen as usual. In this case, it is Windows 10.
In contrast to other larger models, this model is in the middle of the pack in terms of space requirements. Average weight, with 1.9 Kg.
The numeric keypad is not present on this model. In fact, if you want one, it will be necessary to buy a pad connected via the usb port.
Equipped with a slab without specific treatment, we unfortunately see many reflections on this N14X. The disadvantage of this is that the same light may tire you out over time. Concerning light intensity, is is: not so good for eye comfort and work, but powerful in the dark to watch videos.
Under normal conditions of use, i.e. during the day, you will have no difficulty with the absence of a backlit keyboard.
With only 32 Gb this model is one of the smaller models. Not really a problem for office use, but perhaps penalizing for some users.
Clearly, this is an excellent one in this price range. The right choice for anyone who wants an efficient computer.

What about the N14X ?

All in all, this laptop is among the best, whatever you use it for. And it’s all at an affordable price – N14X from Ctroniq.
In other words, this model is not really made for :
– travel use
Also, we suggest this laptop on :
– surfing on the internet
– listening to music and watching videos
– making audio and video editing
– playing video games
– office tasks